Tired of the Taboo: Female Masturbation

This article has been published anonymously. [Featured Image: Shows four pieces of fruit cut in half all demonstrating or representing female genitalia.] A couple weeks ago I ordered a vibrator online. It’s something I thought about doing for a long time and finally, after seeing a discount for ‘Love Honey’ on Unidays, I bucked up the…

Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Emily O’Sullivan is the deputy editor of a Birmingham-based magazine & a writer with an interest in working-class issues. A former Religion, Philosophy and Ethics student at KCL, she aims to represent working-class lives without the middle-class gaze that they are often subjected to. [Featured Image: After Abortion, Zois Shuttie, 2011. Image shows woman lying…

Banished for Bleeding: A Political Analysis of Chhaupadi

Sukirti Lohani is a final year Political Economy student. She is interested in intersectional feminism and the impact of gender on socio-economic inequality.  [Featured Image: The central figure of the image is a small, clay ‘menstruation hut’ with a tin roof. Inside the door frame of the hut a red top is barely visible, hinting…

‘Tis Pity He’s A Sexual Predator: Roman Polanski and other stories

Saga Jaubert is a final year War Studies & History student, particularly interested in how national security, intelligence, and nationalist politics shape international conflicts. In terms of non war-related interests, she also enjoys literature, theatre, and music, but hates the occasional small talk about Brexit. [Featured Image: Black and white photograph of an audience in…

A Murderer’s Lament: in the Name of Grace Millane

This article has been published anonymously. [Featured Image: Artwork produced by Grace Millane in 2018. Image depicts a face painted in the yellows, blues, and purples of a bruise. The eyes are big, brown, and sad.] “She was a slut She was asking for it She died in a sex game gone wrong She liked…

I’m Not Oppressed, I’m Free.

Fatin Abdullah is a recent history graduate from SOAS. She loves all things creative, whether that’s drawing, singing or writing. She also loves Jazz music, reading and Disney movies and stands for equality. Equality between men and women, black and white and everything in between. People just need to be a little more compassionate, a…

Menstrual Cups: An Eco-Guilt Trap or a Silicon Slide Towards Empowerment?

Michela Quecchia is a third year at KCL and a cancer survivor with an interest in healthcare and the environment. Currently juggling OCD and philosophy studies. [Featured Image: A hand holding a silicon menstrual cup in front of green foliage.] Social circles – i.e. how open and understanding we are towards social groups that we…